2014 Volkswagen Amarok TDI420 Highline : Week with Review

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2014 Volkswagen Amarok TDI420 Highline : Week with Review

Dual cab utes are becoming the Tonka trucks of choice for inner city families, but do they work? James takes the Volkswagen Amarok for a week to find out.

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Volkswagen Australia admits investment into aftersales has been 'inadequate'
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Volkswagen Australia admits investment into aftersales has been 'inadequate'

With recent recalls and poor customer satisfaction ratings continuing to blemish the Volkswagen marque in Australia and across the globe, the local division has conceded that investment into the group's aftersales and dealer networks has been inadequate...


Volkswagen considering a sedan to sit above Passat, below Phaeton - report
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Volkswagen considering a sedan to sit above Passat, below Phaeton - report

Volkswagen is mulling how best to develop a new sedan, which should appear before the end of the decade, that will sit between the Passat and next-gen Phaeton. AutoBild understands that Volkswagen is currently considering options for a new sedan to fit between the Passat, in its various guises, and the second-generation Phaeton...


2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI Review
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2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI Review

Dave heads to Spain to drive the new 2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI on road and on track...


Volkswagen to give greater autonomy to brands and regions - report
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Volkswagen to give greater autonomy to brands and regions - report

The bosses of Volkswagen's diverse group of brands, as well as regional managers, will be given more power by head office in an effort to address underperformance by the company in certain key markets. Volkswagen has designs on becoming the world's number one automotive group by 2018, but that's being put in jeopardy by declining sales in two key markets, the USA and Brazil...


Volkswagen Golf R wagon, T-Roc production model high on local division's wish list
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Volkswagen Golf R wagon, T-Roc production model high on local division's wish list

Volkswagen Australia is doing all it can to get local buyers behind the wheel of the Volkswagen Golf R wagon and the production version of its T-Roc concept. The hot Volkswagen Golf R wagon was unveiled at last month's Los Angeles auto show, while the as-yet unconfirmed for production, Evoque-rivalling T-Roc premiered at March's Geneva motor show...


Supercars 2017: Who's in, who's out, and who's a chance?
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Supercars 2017: Who's in, who's out, and who's a chance?

The confirmation that the V8 Supercars racing series will be overhauled for the 2017 season to allow vehicles of various body styles and those powered by turbocharged four- and six-cylinder engines to compete with traditional V8 sedans has opened the door to a host of new brands...


2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI: first-time adjustable suspension not for Oz
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2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI: first-time adjustable suspension not for Oz

The new Volkswagen Polo GTI will launch locally in 2015, but its keynote adjustable suspension will not be made available, at least initially. Speaking exclusively to CarAdvice ahead of our first drive of the new 2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI this week, Volkswagen Group Australia general manager of communications Karl Gehling said the local division is not planning on offering the adjustable 'Sport Select' suspension come the model's second-quarter Australian launch...


Utes and Tradies
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Utes and Tradies

Utes and tradies go together like meat pies and tomato sauce, like Queensland and XXXX – like tradies and a cold beer at knock off on a Friday arvo for that matter. Our hardworking Aussie tradies rely on their vehicles for their livelihood, so any work ute worth its salt needs to be practical, functional and hard wearing...


Volkswagen Golf Wagon HyMotion concept previews hydrogen-powered small car
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Volkswagen Golf Wagon HyMotion concept previews hydrogen-powered small car

The Volkswagen Golf Wagon HyMotion has been revealed at today’s Los Angeles auto show, debuting a near-production-ready hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system in the German manufacturer’s top-selling small car...


Volkswagen Golf R wagon: 221kW/380Nm load carrier to debut in LA
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Volkswagen Golf R wagon: 221kW/380Nm load carrier to debut in LA

The high-performance Volkswagen Golf R wagon will have its global unveiling at this week's Los Angeles auto show. Debuting eight months after our spy photographers spotted the car undergoing testing in Germany, the new wagon features the familiar Golf R mechanical package wrapped up in a more practical, load-lugging body...


City car comparison : Mazda 2 v Volkswagen Polo v Toyota Yaris v Honda Jazz v Renault Clio
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City car comparison : Mazda 2 v Volkswagen Polo v Toyota Yaris v Honda Jazz v Renault Clio

In the past few months, fresh technology once the reserve of expensive premium cars has made a final cascade to one of the most affordable classes – light hatchbacks. The ‘cascade effect’ is nothing new in the automotive industry, where advanced equipment starts only in the priciest cars and eventually filters down into cheaper models as years go by...


Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Van: an action packed weekend
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Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Van: an action packed weekend

The Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Van is a popular choice as a courier or delivery vehicle - but can it double as a practical weekend car for active people?


Volkswagen Golf R400 being readied for late 2015 launch - report
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Volkswagen Golf R400 being readied for late 2015 launch - report

If reports are on the money, Volkswagen will, towards the end of next year, launch a super-hot hatch based on the Volkswagen Golf R400 concept car. Sources within VW have told Car magazine that the company will unveil the new Golf variant at the next Frankfurt motor show, which takes place in September 2015. Under the bonnet there will be the company's most powerful 2...


Volkswagen Beetle updated with new engines
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Volkswagen Beetle updated with new engines

The Volkswagen Beetle has been updated with a range of more efficient engines and new in-car technology. The updated Volkswagen Beetle adopts five new powertrains, including a 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol turbo with 77kW and fuel use of 5.5 litres per 100 kilometres in the entry model. Other petrol options include a 1...


Volkswagen introduces new fuel-saving technologies including 10-speed DSG
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Volkswagen introduces new fuel-saving technologies including 10-speed DSG

German car manufacturing giant Volkswagen Group has unveiled a suite of fuel-saving technologies that it hopes will aid in its aim to "hunt for every gram of CO2, every drop of fuel, every kilowatt of power that can be saved". VW Group has confirmed a broad range of technologies and systems that are said to help the company become "the world's most sustainable carmaker by the year 2018"...


Volkswagen Golf Mk8 to spawn new compact SUV - report
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Volkswagen Golf Mk8 to spawn new compact SUV - report

The 2018 Volkswagen Golf will spawn a compact SUV model that will sit beneath the larger, second-generation Tiguan, according to a UK report. Car Magazine claims Volkswagen’s engineers are hard at work on the new crossover model, which it says will be distinct from the Golf Alltrack wagon (pictured), and different to the CrossGolf, which was a rugged-looking version of the Golf Mk5-based Golf Plus...


Volkswagen reveals new 200kW 2.0-litre diesel engine
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Volkswagen reveals new 200kW 2.0-litre diesel engine

Volkswagen has unveiled a 200kW version of its 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine that is more fuel efficient than less powerful engines yet more powerful than larger units. The new engine is based on the existing EA288 diesel powerplant that’s available across the Volkswagen line-up, and is enhanced with the introduction of a new two-stage electrically operated turbocharger, a new variable valve timing system, and a piezo valve common rail inject system that works up to pressures of 2500 bar...


Audi and Porsche the Volkswagen Group's biggest profit centres
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Audi and Porsche the Volkswagen Group's biggest profit centres

The Volkswagen Group posted an operating profit of 3.2 billion euros ($A4.6b) in Q3, up 16 per cent on 2013, and remains on track for record full-year sales in excess of 10 million vehicles — a figure it previously told shareholders it would likely not reach until 2018.  The German company delivered just under 7.1 million passenger vehicles (up 5...


Volkswagen Beetle recalled
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Volkswagen Beetle recalled

The Volkswagen Beetle has been recalled over a potential problem if the car is involved in a rear-end impact accident. The recall affects examples the current-shape Volkswagen Beetle fitted with torsion beam rear suspension. According to Volkswagen Australia, only model year 2013 vehicles are affected, as 2014 models (sold locally from September last year) adopted a multi-link rear suspension...